(October 1941)

Quality Comics, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1941-08-15
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Comic Magazines, Inc.
Brand
Quality Comic Group
Editing
Ed Cronin

Issue Notes

The on-sale date is from the publication date recorded in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, 1941, New Series, Vol. 36, No. 4.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Clock [superhero] / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Gill Fox ?
Inks
Gill Fox ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery; superhero
Characters
The Clock [Brian O'Brien]; The Black Condor [Richard Grey, Jr] (inset); Molly the Model (inset); The Spider [Tom Hallaway] (inset); Ned Brant 9Inset)

[A flying enemy of all evil...] (Table of Contents: 1)

The Black Condor / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Lou Fine (signed as Louis K. Fine)
Inks
Lou Fine (signed as Louis K. Fine)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Black Condor [Richard Grey, Jr. as Senator Thomas Wright]; Wendy Foster; Dr. Foster; Senator Jaspar Crow (villain); Fifth Columnists (villains)
Synopsis
When Senator Wright sides with the Indians on a proposed tax bill, Jaspar Crow objects because he stands to gain from it. A group of fifth columnists incite the Indians, who then turn on the tax collectors, forcing the Condor to use his Black Ray to help turn some of the Indians to his side.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

Molly the Model / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
John Devlin
Pencils
John Devlin
Inks
John Devlin
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Going bathing at this hour?
Genre
humor
Characters
Molly The Model

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

Molly the Model / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
John Devlin
Pencils
John Devlin
Inks
John Devlin
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Nothin' ever happens on this job
Genre
humor
Characters
Molly The Model

[The Stolen Bombsight] (Table of Contents: 4)

Tor, the Magic Master / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Fred Guardineer (signed)
Pencils
Fred Guardineer (signed)
Inks
Fred Guardineer (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero; adventure; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Tor [Jim Slade]

The Man with the Terrible Machine (Table of Contents: 5)

Space Legion / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Vern Henkel
Inks
Vern Henkel
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Space Legion; Rock Braddon; Commander Crosby; Dr. Dram

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

Slap Happy Pappy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Cole (signed as Ralph Johns)
Pencils
Jack Cole (signed as Ralph Johns)
Inks
Jack Cole (signed as Ralph Johns)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ah wonder what trouble I'll get into on this page!
Genre
humor

The Red Torpedo vs. the Black Shark (Table of Contents: 7)

The Red Torpedo / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Henry Kiefer ? (signed as Drew Allen)
Pencils
Henry Kiefer (signed as Drew Allen)
Inks
Henry Kiefer (signed as Drew Allen)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero; adventure
Characters
The Red Torpedo [Jim Lockhart]; The Black Shark (villain)
Synopsis
The Red Torpedo goes fearlessly into the lair of the Black Shark via parachute without his ship.

Indexer Notes

The Who's Who suggests, as do Mike Kooiman and Jim Amash in the Quality Companion, that Kiefer not only created this feature but did the art for it through the strip's entire run. Kiefer is also usually considered to have written it.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

Jane Arden / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Monte Barrett
Pencils
Russell Ross
Inks
Russell Ross
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Jane is following the man who is folowing General Moonick..
Genre
drama; adventure
Reprints
  • from Jane Arden Sundays (Tribune) xxxx-xx-xx - xxxx-xx-xx

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

Lena Pry / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Monte Barrett
Pencils
Russell Ross
Inks
Russell Ross
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'm givin' double measures today!
Genre
humor
Reprints
  • from Lena Pry Sundays (Tribune) xxxx-xx-xx - xxxx-xx-xx

[The Monster Men] (Table of Contents: 10)

Alias the Spider / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Gustavson (signed)
Pencils
Paul Gustavson (signed)
Inks
Paul Gustavson (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Paul Gustavson (signed)

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Spider [Tom Hallaway]; Leader of the Green Horde (villain); The Green Hoard (villains)
Synopsis
In Manhattan, green gas was unleashed by the Green Horde, an army of monster men. The Spider succumbed to the gas and was taken beneath the streets to their leader, who claimed that his network of caverns criss-crossed the Earth. The Spider eventually choked him into unconsciousness and his Horde fell asleep as well.

Indexer Notes

All Gustavson credits verified and courtesy of Terry Gustafson, son of Paul Gustavson.

[Having delivered a new bomber...] (Table of Contents: 11)

Spitfire [Quality] / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Al McWilliams (signed)
Inks
Al McWilliams (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
aviation; adventure
Characters
Tex Adams

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12)

Ned Brant / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Zuppke
Pencils
Walt Depew
Inks
Walt Depew
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
We shouldn't have rented this room, Bud
Genre
sports

Indexer Notes

strip reprints

Valley of Doom (Table of Contents: 13)

Eric Vale / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Larry Spain
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure
Characters
Eric Vale

Little Butch (Table of Contents: 14)

Rube Goldberg's Side Show / comic story / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
Rube Goldberg
Pencils
Rube Goldberg
Inks
Rube Goldberg
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor

Brad and Dad (Table of Contents: 15)

Rube Goldberg's Side Show / comic story / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
Rube Goldberg
Pencils
Rube Goldberg
Inks
Rube Goldberg
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor

Weekly Invention (Table of Contents: 16)

Rube Goldberg's Side Show / comic story / 0.34 page (report information)

Script
Rube Goldberg
Pencils
Rube Goldberg
Inks
Rube Goldberg
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17)

Snappy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Arthur Beeman (signed)
Pencils
Arthur Beeman (signed)
Inks
Arthur Beeman (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ohh gee, I'm tired-
Genre
humor

[Old Skipper Bly] (Table of Contents: 18)

Madam Fatal / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Art Pinajian (signed)
Inks
Art Pinajian
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Madam Fatal [Richard Stanton]

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 19)

Off the Record / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Ed Reed
Pencils
Ed Reed
Inks
Ed Reed
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It's a wound stripe.. I caught my finger in the door!
Genre
humor

[Killer Kale Dies Tonight] (Table of Contents: 20)

The Clock [superhero] / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
George Brenner
Pencils
George Brenner
Inks
George Brenner
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Clock [Brian O'Brien]; Killer Kale; Pug
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Clock [superhero]
  2. 1. [A flying enemy of all evil...]
    The Black Condor
  3. 2. ["Going bathing at this hour?"]
    Molly the Model
  4. 3. ["Nothin' ever happens on this job"]
    Molly the Model
  5. 4. [The Stolen Bombsight]
    Tor, the Magic Master
  6. 5. The Man with the Terrible Machine
    Space Legion
  7. 6. ["Ah wonder what trouble I'll get into on this page!"]
    Slap Happy Pappy
  8. 7. The Red Torpedo vs. the Black Shark
    The Red Torpedo
  9. 8. ["Jane is following the man who is folowing General Moonick.."]
    Jane Arden
  10. 9. ["I'm givin' double measures today!"]
    Lena Pry
  11. 10. [The Monster Men]
    Alias the Spider
  12. 11. [Having delivered a new bomber...]
    Spitfire [Quality]
  13. 12. ["We shouldn't have rented this room, Bud"]
    Ned Brant
  14. 13. Valley of Doom
    Eric Vale
  15. 14. Little Butch
    Rube Goldberg's Side Show
  16. 15. Brad and Dad
    Rube Goldberg's Side Show
  17. 16. Weekly Invention
    Rube Goldberg's Side Show
  18. 17. ["Ohh gee, I'm tired-"]
    Snappy
  19. 18. [Old Skipper Bly]
    Madam Fatal
  20. 19. ["It's a wound stripe.. I caught my finger in the door!"]
    Off the Record
  21. 20. [Killer Kale Dies Tonight]
    The Clock [superhero]
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